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In 2000, the WHO started a global campaign to eliminate the condition; since then, numerous countries, including Tonga, China, Cambodia, South Korea and Vanuatu, have eradicated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
The mosquito-borne condition, also known as lymphatic filariasis, is common in certain populations of the world, including Myanmar.
In fact, lymphatic filariasis and intestinal worm treatments share a drug treatment: albendazole.
About 40 million people are disfigured or disabled by the disease, called lymphatic filariasis, the World Health Organization estimates.
Most had swelling in both feet, while filariasis tends to affect one leg.
That symptom — scrotums so huge that, in extreme cases, they must be carried in wheelbarrows — is even more common than swollen legs among victims of lymphatic filariasis.
The investigators’ working assumption was that the worms that cause lymphatic filariasis had recently reached local mosquitoes.
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